Buying your first gas chainsaw is exhilarating. You deliberate on brands, features, styles, and all of the differences in the many different saws on the market. Inevitably you look for chainsaws for sale and you read all of the chainsaw reviews you can find.
Once you have studied all of the different saws, and the possible features, then you start to compare the prices to the budget you can afford to spend. Suddenly you discover that you cannot afford to buy the majority of the saws that you have seen listed in the reviews.
This chainsaw allows you to have the features that you want at the price that you can afford. Finally a manufacturer has made a product that almost everyone can afford to own.
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Things I Love about this EPA Cutting Chainsaw
I love the outdoors and I love using tools like chainsaws. I owned an electric chainsaw for limb trimming but I hated dragging the extension cord around my yard from tree to tree. Inevitably the cord would get tangled, or hang on objects, or simply be too short to reach. The longer the extension cord was the less power my saw had.
I bought this Giantex saw to use in the areas where my electric saw would not reach. I found the following features to be ones that caused me to love my saw.
This is an affordable gas chainsaw that almost everyone can buy. Some saws are very expensive and new home owners, or young people that are just starting out in life have a difficult time finding the money in their budget to purchase the equipment. This saw is affordably priced and makes a great first time saw.
A chain brake is an important safety device that can save the operator from potential injuries. There is a plastic guard that is positioned in front of the handle on the saw. When you are holding the saw with your hand on the handle the protective shield is right in front of your knuckles. If the saw kicks back it will cause your hand to kit the plastic shield and the chain brake will stop the chain from turning so you are not injured.
The aluminum housing of this chainsaw was one reason why it was included in the best electric and gas chainsaw reviews. Aluminum is a rust resistant metal that is lighter than most other metals. The result of creating a saw with an aluminum housing is that the manufacturer made a tool that does not strain your muscles to simply carry it to the tree.
The automatic oiler helps you to not have to remember to push the manual button that would disperse oil to lubricate the bar and the chain. The chain on a saw must stay oiled in order for it to be able to cut through the wood sections. The bar heats up as the chain rolls around it and the bar must stay lubricated to reduce the friction and stop the bar from overheating while the saw is running.
- Low cost
- Chain brake helps stop kickback injuries
- Automatic oiler
- Clear view pane on oil reservoir
- Eighteen inch bar
- Low price
- Instructions are not bilingual
- Replacement chains are difficult to locate in the United States
I feel that every saw owner should buy a case to store their equipment in. The carry case will stop your saw from rolling over or being injured. When you are traveling your saw is exposed to dirt and debris that can damage it. The carry case protects your saw.
You should wear protective glasses over your eyes when you are operating equipment like this. Your eyes are very sensitive and the sawdust and debris that can be thrown into them can cause serious injury to them. You need to wear safety glasses that shield your eyes from the front and from the sides. You need glasses that fit snugly enough that they do not allow dirt to enter around your eye.
You need to wear shoes that completely cover your feet. Shoes that allow your toes to be exposed will also allow your toes to be injured if you drop the saw, or if you trip.
Wear long sleeves and long pants to protect you from injury.